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Definitions of botany

  1. the branch of biology that studies plants Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The science which treats of the structure of plants, the functions of their parts, their places of growth, their classification, and the terms which are employed in their description and denomination. See Plant. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A book which treats of the science of botany. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The science which treats of plants. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. The science which treats of plants in all their relations. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. The science of plants. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. BOTANIC. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The science that treats of plants. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. That branch of natural history which treats of plants, their structure, functions, properties, and habits, by which they are distinguished from each other. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. That branch of biology dealing with plants. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  11. [Greek] The branch of biology dealing with plants; phytology. na
  12. bot'an-i, n. the science of plants.--adj. BOTAN'IC.--adv. BOTAN'ICALLY.--v.i. BOT'ANISE, to seek for and collect plants for study.--ns. BOT'ANIST, one skilled in botany; BOT'ANOMANCY, divination by means of plants, esp. the leaves of the sage and fig.--BOTANY BAY, a famous convict settlement in New South Wales, near to what is now Sydney: convict settlements generally. [Gr. botan[=e], herb, plant--bosk-ein, to feed, L. vescor, I feed myself; perh. cog. with A.S. woed.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Science of plants. Hence botanical a. (also botanic in names of old societies), botanically adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. The science of the structure, physiology, distribution, and classification of plants Appleton's medical dictionary.
  15. n. [Greek] The science which treats of the form, structure, functions, and distribution of plants, and classifies them accordingly. Cabinet Dictionary

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